August 13, 2010


Perhaps we can blame the hot weather across the country for a slow week in news director changes.

I know of only  ONE new ND opening this week and ONE newly named ND to include in this week’s report.  That means our list of open ND positions remains at 32.

Actually, there are TWO new ND openings this week.  One I’ll tell you about below, and the other one is in a blind box ad we’re running this week from our friends at Talent Dynamics.  Save yourself an email or phone call, by the way.  I don’t know the station for the blind box ad.  (Even if I did know, I wouldn’t tell you….especially you.)

That blind box ad is one of three new ads this week, and the other two are in pretty appealing locales:  one for an ND opening in San Diego, and a relisting of an ad for an EP in Orlando that we first ran last month.  We’re also repeating ads for EP jobs in Cleveland and New Bern, NC.

There are two obituaries this week:  one’s for a veteran newsman who held ND jobs in several cities, and the other for a Houston Assignment Editor, and just one Name in the News.  (We’re always on the lookout for items:  send ’em my way at:

Those items are below after this week’s changes:


KCPQ-TV, Seattle, WA…JON BRADY has been named ND for this Tribune-owned Fox Affiliate.  Jon is currently the bureau chief for the Fox News Channel bureau in Los Angeles and previously worked for Fox in New York.  He’s also worked at Fox stations in Miami and Washington, DC.  At KCPQ, he replaces STEVE KRAYCIK who resigned in May and is now the Assistant ND at KOMO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Seattle.


KHAS-TV, Hastings, NE…DENNIS KELLOGG is leaving this Hoak Media owned station to become ND for Nebraska Educational Television, aka NET. Dennis has been the ND for more than 12 years in Hastings.  He’ll move to Lincoln for his new job with NET.

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Paid Help Wanted Ads:


News Director, XETV, San Diego, CA:

San Diego 6 News has an opening for a qualified candidate to oversee all aspects of our News programming.

We are a CW affiliate and currently program 4 hours of news each weekday morning, a weekday 1-hour local magazine show, 2 hours each on Saturday and Sunday mornings, 30 minutes nightly at 10, and an 11-minute recap weekday nights at 11pm.

The ideal candidate will have experience running a News department at an independent, Fox or CW station in a medium or small market.  Other key strengths include demonstrated team-building abilities, efficient use of resources, social networking strategies, budgeting and expense control.

Please contact Chuck Dunning @

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Medium Market (Southwest) News Director Opening:

A growing broadcasting company is seeking a News Director to lead in a medium-sized market in the Southwest.

Five to ten years of News Management is required. Three or more years of News Director or Assistant News Director experience preferred.  Candidates must have a successful record of ratings growth, budget maintenance and new media development. You must have proven leadership, hiring and teaching skills.

Competitive compensation/benefits are provided.

Email resume, news philosophy, references and salary requirements to JJ Davis at Talent Dynamics:

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Executive Producer, WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL

Post-Newsweek-owned WKMG-TV in Orlando is searching for its next dynamic manager.  We need an aggressive Executive Producer to lead our morning team to victory on television, online and on social networking outlets.

Develop, implement and execute strategy for morning news.
Oversee execution and overall presentation of morning newscasts.
Work closely with producers, reporters, photographers, editors, anchors and assignment desk to gather and present the news.
Maintain editorial direction set by the news director.
Maintain high quality and standards of WKMG and Post-Newsweek stations.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Reports to news director.
Minimum of five years producing experience in medium or large television market.
Prior television news management experience preferred.
College degree preferred.
Must demonstrate ability to manage people and resources.


Steve Hyvonen
News Director
4466 N. John Young Parkway
Orlando, FL 32804

or via email to:

(No phone calls please.)

Note: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.

Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment physical exam, including drug screen , background checks, required reference checks and educational degree verification.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, matriculation or political affiliation.

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CAN YOU DO ACTION NEWS?  If so, the most talked-about, aggressive, and creative local news operation in the country wants to hear from you.  We have TWO key openings:  11pm Executive Producer & 6pm Producer.

We do it differently here, and we need people who “get it” to help us continue to grow viewership and drive our competitors crazy.  It takes a very special kind of journalist to do Action News the way it’s done here, so if you have the experience, track record, and killer instinct required – contact us immediately.

Executive Producer candidates are required to have major market producing and previous management experience with solid leadership and people skills.  You must be a strong writer who can take a story concept and make it memorable and compelling.

Producer candidates are also required to demonstrate excellent writing and story-telling skills, a contemporary use of graphics, and the ability to handle multiple live remotes.

If you have what it takes – immediately send resume and DVD to:

Dana Dieterle
19 Action News Assistant News/Content Director
1717 E. 12th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114

No phone calls, please.  Pre-employment drug screen required.


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WCTI, NewsChannel 12HD and FOX Eastern Carolina HD, looking for an Executive Producer to help lead a dynamic newsroom.

Duties include: Supervise all newscast producers, run daily editorial meeting with our assignment producer, assign stories to reporters and photographers, maintain contact with news crews throughout the day, proof all early evening newscast scripts, work on employee schedules with the news director and plan and execute big story coverage.  Do it all in the only High Definition newsroom in beautiful Eastern Carolina.

The qualified candidate will be a fantastic coach of energetic producers, reporters and photographers.   Candidate must be able to understand and execute our Accurate and Reliable brand of journalism.  3 Years producing experience required along with a college degree.

Send resume and newscast DVD to:

Shane Moreland
News Director
225 Glenburnie Dr.
New Bern NC 28560

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WEWS-TV, Cleveland, OH (listed 7/16/10)
KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA (listed 6/26/10)
WCNC-TV, Charlotte, NC (listed 6/20/10)
WDSU-TV, New Orleans, LA (listed 7/2/10)
WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY (listed 6/20/10)
WAOW-TV, Wausau, WI (listed 7/9/10)


KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA (listed 6/4/10)
KTVU-TV, Oakland/San Francisco, CA (AM EP, listed 7/16/10)
WOIO/WUAB-TV, Cleveland, OH (PM EP, listed 8/1/10, see ad above)
WKMG-TV, Orlando, FL (relisted, see ad above!)
KTXL-TV, Sacramento, CA (new listing this week)
WISH-TV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 7/9/10)
WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, IN (listed 7/16/10)
KSWB-TV, San Diego, CA (Morning EP, listed 7/23/10)
WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, OH (new listing this week)
KSTU-TV, Salt Lake City, UT (Morning EP, listed 5/31/10)
WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI (Morning EP, listed 7/23/10)
WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, WI (AM EP, relisted 7/23/10)
WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, SC (relisted 7/2/10)
KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV (Morning EP, listed 7/23/10)
WTLV/WJXX, Jacksonville, FL (PM EP, listing revised 7/23/10)
KOLD-TV, Tucson, AZ (AM EP, listed 6/20/10)
WHAM-TV, Rochester, NY (listed 7/9/10)
KSLA-TV, Shreveport, LA (Morning EP, listed 6/13/10)
WCTI-TV, New Bern, NC (listed 8/8/10, see ad above)


WITI-TV, Milwaukee, WI (listed 7/23/10)

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Funeral services were held yesterday (Thursday, August 12, 2010) for veteran newsman MARK CARROS who lost his battle with cancer last Saturday.  He was 55.  Mark had been working as News Operations Manager at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, NJ, with his old friend HARVEY COX who is the ND there. During his career, Mark served as ND at radio and/or TV stations in Des Moines, Schenectady, Elmira, NY, Syracuse, Johnstown, PA, Oak Hill, WV, Terre Haute, IN, and Rochester, MN.  One of Mark’s two children, son Adam, followed him into the business and is a producer at KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Friends can send a note to Mark’s brother DAVE CARROS via email:



KIAH-TV (Houston, TX) Assignment Editor ANESHA EVANS also lost her fight with cancer earlier this week.  Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, August 14th).  The few details I have come from Mike McGuff’s blog.  I couldn’t find any reports on her passing on either the station’s website or in the local newspaper.  (If you can tell me more, please let me know and I’ll update this posting.)

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SEAN DUNSTER joins Bonten Media as Assistant ND for the company’s Montana stations.  He’ll be based in Bozeman.  Sean most recently worked in Cincinnati.

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Here’s our list of the stations currently looking for an ND, as of Friday, August 13, 2010.

If you know of any changes, additions, corrections, or deletions, please let me know via email:

KVEA-TV 3000 W. Alameda Ave.             Los Angeles, CA 91523 ***
KIAH-TV  7700 Westpark Dr.                     Houston, TX 77063
XETV     8253 Ronson Rd.                      San Diego, CA 92111 (See ad above!)
WNCN-TV 1205 Front St.                           Raleigh NC 27609
WBNS-TV 770 Twin Rivers Dr.                 Columbus OH 43215
WXMI-TV 3117 Plaza Dr. NE                    Grand Rapids MI 49525
WFMY-TV 1615 Phillips Avenue                Greensboro NC 27405
WJAR-TV 23 Kenney Dr.                            Cranston, RI 02920
WTEN-TV   341 Northern Blvd.                   Albany, NY 12204
KMSB-TV 1855 N. 6th Ave.                         Tuscon, AZ 85705
WNWO-TV   300 S. Byrne Rd.                    Toledo OH 43615
WGME-TV 81 Northport Drive                   Portland, ME 04103
KVEO-TV 349 N. Expressway                    Brownsville TX 78521
KCRG-TV 501 2nd Ave. NE                        Cedar Rapids IA 52401
WDBD-TV, One Great Place                     Jackson MS 39209
WJHL-TV 338 E. Main St.                           Johnson City TN 37601
WCBD-TV 210 W. Coleman Blvd.            Mt. Pleasant SC 29464
KHAS-TV 6475 Osborne Dr.              West Hastings NE 68901
KIVI-TV 1866 E. Chisolm Dr.                     Boise ID 83687
KTRV-TV 1 Sixth St. N.                               Boise ID 83687
KSFY-TV 300 N. Dakota Ave. #100        Sioux Falls SD 57104
KVLY-TV 1350 21st Ave South                  Fargo, ND 58107
WGXA-TV 599 Martin Luther King        Macon GA 31201
WMGT-TV   PO Box 4328                            Macon GA 31208
WRBL-TV 1350 13th Ave.                           Columbus GA 31901
KTKA-TV, 2121 SW Chelsea Dr.               Topeka KS 66614
KTVL-TV 1440 Rossanley Dr.                   Medford OR 97501
WVIR-TV 503 E. Market St.                      Charlotteville VA 22902
KFBB-TV 3012 Highwoods Blvd.               Great Falls MT 59403
KLDO-TV 226 Bob Bullock Loop                Laredo, TX 78040
KGNS-TV   120 W. Delmar Blvd.                Laredo TX 78045
KIEM-TV 5650 S. Broadway                       Eureka CA 95501

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